Deputy Sheriff Randolph Michael Eng

Deputy Sheriff Randolph Michael Eng

Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1996

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Randolph Michael Eng

Deputy Sheriff Randy Eng was shot and killed in the 9100 block of Bellaire Boulevard, in Houston, while working a secondary employment assignment at a wedding venue.

Deputy Eng had ordered one of the guests to leave after the man created a disturbance. The guest then entered the bathroom and was followed by Deputy Eng.

The man pulled out a weapon and opened fire, striking Deputy Eng in the head and shooting the other deputy in the arm.

The subject was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Eng had served with the Harris County Sheriff's Office for nine years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life in prison

disturbance, secondary employment

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Dear Randy,
Thank you for taking this Randy when he was 24 out to your car to listen to my demo tapes. You gave me so much encouragement. You guided me in the right direction and I'm forever grateful.

Randy Coplin (citizen)

February 21, 2023

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